Practice Coordinator

Working in Dana-Farber Cancer Institute unit.

Job Summary
The Practice Coordinator reports directly to the Practice Manager and is responsible for supporting administrative duties for the practices. Responsibilities include scheduling, confirming appointments, patient interaction (telephone and in-person), administrative practice support, and special projects. Essential duties include administrative support and coordination for provider, radiation oncology, and infusion services consisting of physicians, nurse practitioners, physicists, program nurses, staff nurses, and research nurses; scheduling appointments; following guidelines that support safe clinical practice, patient comfort, continuity of care for complex visits; a high standard of timely communication and rescheduling as necessary; and coordination of clinical visit related reports, documentation, requisitions, and other materials. Managing direct communications with patients and family members is critical to this role; he/she provides the first greeting and welcome for patients arriving for appointments and represents the customer service orientation of our practice. He/she is expected to exhibit professional behavior through adherence to DFCI and site-specific policies, procedures, and codes of conduct. The Practice Coordinator will work directly with the Dana-Farber Access Management staff at the Longwood campus, as appropriate, to process referrals, authorizations and financial counseling, working together to promptly assist the patient (and resolve discrepancies).
Qualifications
College coursework preferred, high school diploma or GED required. Minimum of one to two years of experience in a customer service environment required. Knowledge of managed care policies and medical terminology preferred.
Working knowledge of GE Centricity or other hospital/professional services billing systems. Strong understanding of Microsoft Office product suite.  Excellent customer service and communication skills, both written and verbal.
Self starter with strong team player and leadership abilities.